Dehydrogenation of butyl alcohol in fixed catalyst beds

Rao, Udipi Ramachandra ; Kumar, Rajinder ; Kuloor, N. R. (1969) Dehydrogenation of butyl alcohol in fixed catalyst beds Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development, 8 (1). pp. 9-16. ISSN 0196-4305

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The vapor-phase dehydrogenation of 1-butanol to butyraldehyde was studied in a fixed bed of catalyst from 250° to 360° C. Of all the catalysts studied during preliminary investigation, the one containing 90% copper, 8% chromia, and 2% carbon supported on pumice was best, with high activity and selectivity. The data are expressed in the form of a first-order irreversible reaction rate equation. Single-site surface reaction (hydrogen adsorbed) is the rate-controlling mechanism at all the temperatures studied. The rate data obtained in the entire range of experimental conditions fit the rate equation based on this mechanism with a standard deviation of ± 22.8%.

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